Father of 13-year-old pool party guest condemns McKinney cop: "I'm not gonna stop until he is fired"

Jahi Adisa Bakari said during a press conference on Monday that he also wants the officer drug-tested

By Joanna Rothkopf
Published June 9, 2015 1:10PM (EDT)

On Monday, community leaders from McKinney, Tx. held a press conference to call for the swift termination of Corporal Eric Casebolt, the cop who violently pinned a teenage girl to the ground and pulled his weapon on a number of kids after receiving calls reporting a noisy pool party.

During the press conference, Jahi Adisa Bakari, the father of one of the girls who Casebolt allegedly pushed, argued that the McKinney police department's response was totally inappropriate.

"It was a swimming party, they didn't send any female officers out there. There weren't any black officers out there and you heard there were a lot of black people," he said.

"I'm not indicting the entire police department, because I saw some people doing the right thing, trying to keep the matter right," Bakari continued. "The guy was just out of control. He should be drug-tested, then fired. He shouldn't keep his job and I'm not gonna stop until he is fired. Until he's fired I'm gonna bring out three names: Ajuma Muhammad, Anthony Shahid and Milika Louis Farrakhan. You don't want that in McKinney."

In a separate meeting, local civic and religious leaders condemned police response and agreed that Casebolt should be fired.

"This simply could have been handled different by this officer asking them to get off of that property or they will give them a citation, but this officer didn't do that," said Rev. Ronald Wright of Justice Seekers Texas. "As a corporal, he should know what needs to be done and how it should be done when it comes to people being on properties that they shouldn't be on."

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